During the ECF AGM we are organising some social cycles that are open to all cyclists. Come to join us on Sunday 27th April at 10am. We will meet at Phoenix Park Bike Hire at the main Parkgate Street entrance to the Phoenix Park. Just turn up and you can choose to join in on a number of separate tours we are planning!
Manfred Neun, President of the European Cyclists’ Federation will address an Irish audience on the topic of “Cycling Makes Sense – Why Government Investment in Cycling Makes Good Economic and Social Sense!”. This is an unmissable event - do please spread the word far and wide, and arrive early to get a seat!
The concept of developing a National Cycle Network (NCN), and what it means, was first openly discussed as part of the National Cycle Policy Framework (NCPF), published in 2009. In that seminal report the concept of the NCN was built around the 2007 Fáilte Ireland Cycle Strategy document, co-authored by one of our own long standing members, Damien Ó Tuama.
In late April 2014, Ireland is hosting the AGM of the European Cyclists’ Federation, which will witness the largest gathering of cycling experts and advocates from around Europe in 2014. To avail of this gathering of experts the Department of Transport Tourism & Sport, and Cyclist.ie the Irish Cycling Advocacy Network, are hosting a seminar on the theme of Funding and Justifying Cycling Projects on Thursday 24th April 12.30pm-5.00pm.
The Dublin Cycling Campaign (DCC) made the following submission as part of the Bus Rapid Transit Public Consultation.
Dublin Cycling Campaign (DCC) wishes to make the following brief points:
1) DCC welcomes the BRT concept for Dublin as this will encourage greater commuter switching from car to public transport (PT) and should provide more reliable journey times than currently available.
The Dublin Cycling Campaign made the following submission to Fingal County Council on the proposed Blanchardstown to Phoenix Park cycle route.
If you missed the talk by Arlene Finn of the Smarter Travel Workplaces/ Smarter Travel Campus programmes in the National Transport Authority on “Smarter Travel for Employers - A SMART decision” her presentation is attached here.
Arlene talked about the 116+ large employers with whom the Smarter Travel Unit work. A number of these have achieved a reduction in car use of 19% and the average increase in cycling of over 30 partner organisations was 131%!